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Bernina Activa 131: Feed Dogs won't come back up

I just bought a darning/quilting foot for my Activa 131 and decided to try it out. I initially forgot I had to lower the feed dogs to use this foot, so I started using it with the feed dogs in the normal position but immediately realized that I had forgotten to lower them. Wel, I lowered them and experimented with my new foot for a while, but when I tried to raise them again they wouldn't come back up. I turned off the machine and then turned it back on to see if that would work but the feed dogs are now stuck in the darning position. Is there any do it yourself solution to this problem or do I have to take it to a professional to get it repaired?

Thanks in advance to anyone who responds:)

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  • olivedaisych Dec 02, 2008

    Thanks so much! The feed dogs came up when I turned the wheel. I pushed the button that lowers them several times to see if it would work and each time they stayed down and I had to manually briing them up again. Do you have any idea what may have caused this problem?

  • olivedaisych Dec 05, 2008

    Thanks again for all your help!

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Raise feeddogs with switch, then turn handwheel one full revolution to re-engage the gear......unless something is jammed, that should do it. Do you have your manual ?

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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    Bargain Box Dec 02, 2008

    I can only guess that you had not previously turned the handwheel one full revolution, as that is necessary for the cam gear to reset each time you move back into the "UP" position.


    It is on a spring mechanism and needs to rotate on the shaft to the point where the spring will operate the reset.


    Good news !

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